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by the findings and decision in the due process hearing to appeal to, or request reconsideration of the decision by, the lead agency. If the lead agency establishes such procedures, those procedures must meet the same

requirements in §303.446(b), (c), and (d).

Changes: We have removed the authority for public agencies (other than the lead agency) to conduct due process

hearings in §303.446(b), consistent with §303.443(b), which

requires the lead agency to conduct the due process

hearing. We amended §303.446(b) to permit the lead agency

to establish procedures that would allow any party aggrieved by the findings and decision in the due process hearing to appeal to, or request reconsideration of the decision by, the lead agency.

Timelines and convenience of hearings and reviews

(§303.447)

Comment: One commenter requested that the word “child” as

used in §303.447(d), concerning the requirement that each

hearing and each review involving oral arguments be conducted at a time and place that is reasonably convenient to the parents and child involved, be defined or removed.

Discussion: Section 303.6 defines the term child as it is used throughout this part.

Changes: None.